Deonte Evans sentenced in toddler’s death

Deonte Evans sentenced to 15 years to life on Monday (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Deonte Evans will spend 15 years to life behind bars.

He was sentenced Monday on charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the April 2015 death of 21-month-old Keyontae Ellis.

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Mug shot of Deonte Evans (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Deonte Evans (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

A jury found him not guilty of felonious assault and defensive murder.

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The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said the toddler died of blunt force trauma to the torso. The toddler’s death was ruled a homicide. A pathologist who took the stand during the trial said Ellis’s injuries looked like he’d been in a bad car accident.

Investigators say Evans was watching the boy while the baby’s mother was at work at the time of her death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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